Halloween Safety Tips
Many trick or treating fun events are scheduled in our neighborhoods this weekend and on Oct. 31.In the spirit of the season, I am passing along a few Halloween safety tips:
- Make sure your children are able to see and breathe properly and easily when using facial masks.All costumes and masks should be clearly marked as flame resistant.
- Make sure your children wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight or glow stick when traveling during the evening hours.
- Teach your children to only approach homes that are well-lit both inside and outside.
- Accompany, or make sure a trusted adult accompanies, your younger children to the door of every home they approach.
- Instruct your older children to take friends when trick or treating.
- Teach your children to stay alert and report anything unusual to you and/or law enforcement.
- A final tip for pet owners:when opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your dog or cat doesn't dart outside. Always make sure your pet has proper ID, either a collar and tags or a microchip.
By keeping safety in mind, we can make this Halloween a fun, safe and happy time for all.
Now – Nov. 3 – The Haunting of Lemp Brewery,
Enter an amazing haunted
house within the spooky tunnels of the historic Lemp Brewery located at
Oct. 27 – Holly Hills Pumpkin Parade,
The Holly Hills
Improvement Association (HHIA) is inviting children who live in the Holly Hills
Neighborhood to the annual Pumpkin
Parade at this Saturday. It's a wonderful opportunity to trick or
treat in costume with buckets or bags collecting candy from houses during the
daytime. Bring wagons or strollers for
the littlest ones. This is a special
event for the youngest residents of
Oct. 27 – Tricks & Treats on Park,
Hosted by the Lafayette Square Business Association, Tricks & Treats on Park will run from to on Saturday. The activities will start at the Fountain on the Plaza. There will be games and prizes, trick or treating, pet and children's costume contests and the parade will step off at For more information, visit the lafayettesquare.org web site.
Oct. 27 – Halloween in the
Come one, come all and
check out the biggest Halloween party
Oct. 27 – Ghosts of the Past II –
If you are interested in
Oct. 27 – 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Carve & Glow, Moonrise Hotel,
Celebrate Halloween in
Oct. 28 –
Oct. 27 – SLACO's 17th Annual Neighborhoods Conference, Harris-Stowe State University,
The St. Louis
Association of Community Organizations is sponsoring its annual St. Louis Neighborhood Conference from to on Saturday, Oct. 27
Oct. 31 – Community Trunk or Treat,
Going trick or treating?
Be sure to stop by and grab some more candy and lots of fun at the Community Trunk or Treat on Wednesday,
Oct. 31 from at the
Nov. 2 – 3rd Annual
Scrabble Night, the
Our Lady of Perpetual Help will host its 3rd Annual Scrabble Night on Friday, Nov. 2 at the
Nov. 3 – Volunteers Needed, South Grand Medians,
On Saturday, Nov. 3, volunteers will be cutting down the medians on South Grand. Anyone who can come and help, over the age of 16, will be appreciated. The work will begin at at the most southern median at Arsenal and South Grand and proceed north. The east side of the street will be closed for ease of work. Volunteers will be raking cut foliage off the medians onto tarps and loading in large trucks. All vegetative debris will be collected by St. Louis Composting and composted down to be reused in the spring.
Volunteers may stay as much or as little as they like. Email email@example.com if you plan to stop by, for how long, if you want to be a team leader and if you speak Spanish. Bring a rake and/or broom and be sure to put your name on your tools. Rain date will be Sunday, Nov. 4.
Save the Date
Nov. 2 – Dutch Oven
Cooking Chow Down, Visitor Center in Forest Park, 11 a.m.
Nov. 3 – Compton Hill Water Tower Open to the Public, Grand & Russell, Noon
Nov. 3 – November Family Day, World Chess Hall of Fame, 11 a.m.
Nov. 3 – American Guild of Organists Lecture, Webster University, 9 a.m.
Nov. 4 – American Guild of Organists Concert, Christ Church Cathedral-Episcopal, 4 p.m.
Nov. 10 – Annual
Veterans Day Parade, Soldiers' Memorial,
Promoting Your Neighborhood Activities
Is there a neighborhood event on the schedule that you would like noted in the Spotlight? If so, you may email the information about it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Cathy Smentkowski at email@example.com for consideration. You may also post it on the City's Calendar of Events on the City's web site: http://stlouis-mo.gov. The link to submit an event is on the home page. The listing is free. I encourage you to take advantage of this free way to promote your event.
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